STILLWATER – Oklahoma State routed No. 8 Baylor, 17-3, Saturday morning at Pedigo-Hull Equestrian Center in Stillwater.
The win improved the fourth-ranked Cowgirls to 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in Big 12 action. The 14-point win was OSU's largest margin of victory since 2018 and largest over a conference opponent in program history.
It was also the program's 10th-straight win over Baylor and prevented OSU from suffering back-to-back losses for the first time since 2018.
"I am very proud of the way we bounced back from our first meet of the year," OSU head coach Larry Sanchez said. "We had great focus going into today and maintained our intensity from start to finish."
The meet began with fences and horsemanship coinciding, with the Cowgirls completing a clean 5-0 sweep in both events.
In Fences, OSU's Emma Pacyna posted a meet-high 88 to best Madeline Vorhies' 86 and earn MOP honors for the first fifth time in her career. Sydnie Ziegler followed that with a 79-73 win, and Sydney North dominated Baylor's Madison Mitchell, 85-68. Hope King proceeded to earn a 77-74 victory, and Riley Hogan got the final point, 85.5-70, completing the sweep.
Maddie Fussell began the Horsemanship competition with a narrow 77-76.5 win. Jojo Roberson made it back-to-back points for the Cowgirls with a 74-72 victory before Claire McDowall edged past Baylor's Nadalee Vasquez, 77-76, to earn MOP honors for the third time in her career. Caroline Nielson continued the strong start with a 69.5-0 victory before Peyton Baxter polished off the Horsemanship sweep with a 75-73 win in her first ride of the year.
With the Cowgirls leading 10-0 at the break, the meet continued with Reining and Flat.
In Reining, Hannah Lovrien led off with a 72, but fell to Baylor's 73, putting the Bears on the board. OSU would proceed to win the next four points, starting with Molly Mitchell earning a 70-68.5 win. Freshman Tristan Bagby followed that with a 69.5-68.5 victory to move to 2-0 on the season.
Roberson then earned her second point of the day with a 68.5-67.5 win, and Quincee Clark rounded out Reining with a 68.5-67 victory.
With the Cowgirls leading 14-1, they carried the momentum into Flat. Hannah Coleman went first, posting an impressive 86 to best Baylor's 80, and King followed that with a close 79-78 win. Baylor claimed the next two points, with Sydnie Ziegler falling 85-71 and Ella Reinauer losing 90-84. Captain Grace McReynolds closed out the meet with an 86-78 Flat win, completing the 17-3 OSU victory.
OSU will be back in action Oct. 28 in its first road meet of the season, traveling to Fort Worth to take on top-ranked TCU.